Or, "Who Made Marion?"
When evil Prince John (STEVE VINCENT in a weird goatee) has Robinís father killed and his mother and sister raped, Robin (RALPH JENKINS) becomes obsessed with two things: the defeat of Prince John... and orgies. "Theyíre a crude bunch of bastards, are they not?" asks a comely wench, which rather accurately reflects Robin and his band of merry, very horny men in The Ribald Tales Of Robin Hood
, where everything about the old legend is a bit lewder, ruder, and a hell of a lot nuder.
In a Sherwood Forest that has few trees but lots of naked women, Robin and his bawdy boys kidnap, strip, and humiliate the Sheriff of Nottingham (C.S. Poole) and Johnís sexy but lethal sister, Lady Sallyforth (DANIELLE CARVER). Enraged, Prince John tries to trap Robin by sending in the beautifully busty Maid Marion (DEE LOCKWOOD): "Noble bait for the claws of a bandit chief."
But instead of an ambush, Robin gets into Marionís bush, which drives Robinís current paramour, Polly (BAMBI ALIEN), into such a jealous snit that she betrays them both to the Prince. This time, Robin is finally captured and, before the climactic carnage, Maid Marian is chained up in the castleís torture chamber where Lady Sallyforth teaches her all about "soft girl things" with the aid of a scary bondage harness...
For a genre whose sole purpose was to display naked flesh, itís somewhat surprising that there were a handful of bigger-budgeted, very popular costume nudies such as The Notorious Daughter Of Fanny Hill, The Secret Sex Lives Of Romeo And Juliet, The Erotic Adventures Of Zorro, and even The Amorous Adventures Of Don Quixote & Sancho Panza. Understanding the audienceís delight in seeing famous characters hump their brains out, The Ribald Tales Of Robin Hood continues the tradition with dirty jokes, copious nudity, and a plot that tries to play fair with the legend. Put it like this: you never saw Errol Flynn spank a naughty galís beautiful bare ass. And when was the last time Maid Marion was in a kinky lesbian s&m scene?
Directed by RICHARD KANTER (Starlet, Thar She Blows) and produced by EDWARD L PARAMORE and JOHN HARVEY - with financing from France, Germany and our own DAVID F. FRIEDMAN who released it here through EVI - The Ribald Tales Of Robin Hood is obviously not something youíre going to find on the History Channel tonight.
From a 16mm archery-&-debauchery print. óHandsome Harry Archer
Starring: Ralph Jenkins
Co-starring: Dee Lockwood
Other cast: Steve Vincent, Danille Carver
Directed by: Richard Kanter